We had a talk with Scotland based photographer Igor Termenón, read our interview below

How did you start photography ?

I started taking photos when I was 19 or 20 years old. I was studying my bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and I guess I wanted to do something creative to balance the technical load of my degree. I remember being interested in fashion magazines when I was a teenager and I used to buy them just for the editorials but I never thought about taking photos myself.

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Do you remember the first picture you ever took ?

My first ever photo was probably on a school trip with one of my parents’ 35mm cameras. In terms of my first photographs after I became interested in it, it was probably a shoot I did with two of my friends at their flat. We shot against a white background with lots of flash – all very Terry Richardson, who was very trend back then before all the scandals happened.

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How would you describe your aesthetic ?

I like to think of my photos as simple and relaxed or at least that’s how I would like people to see them. I also want my personal and fashion or portrait work to be as similar as possible in terms of how the photos look and their mood.

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Who are your favorite photographers ?

At the moment, probably fashion photographers Matteo Montanari and Angelo Pennetta. I also really like a lot the personal work of Tim Barber.

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What inspires you ?

I can find inspiration in almost everything to be honest. When I’m walking on the street I can see some interesting light or texture and that can make me want to take a photo or create a story around it. Since I moved to the UK there have been two elements which have influenced greatly my work: suburbia and brutalist architecture.

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What is your best « photographic memory » ?

Some summer trips I did with my friends when I was a student. I used to take one of my compact 35mm film cameras with me to document all those moments.

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You have been the editor of Girls on Film, could you tell us about this experience, and why you stopped ?

I started Girls on Film because I was interested in selecting other people’s images and working with other photographers. I did it for 5 years and it was a great experience from which I learnt lots of things and new skills. It was also very rewarding in terms of the success the publications had in certain markets so, overall, I can only say good things about it. The reason for stopping the publication of Girls on Film was mainly due to my own taste and aesthetics changing over those 5 years. I could have decided to change the photography style of Girls on Film gradually but I thought it was better to end the project and maybe start something new in the future.

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Aside of photography, what are your hobbies/passion?

I really enjoy reading and I wish I had some more time for it, my ‘books to read’ list on GoodReads keeps on growing every month.

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What are your Favorite publications/websites ?

Continuing with books, I always buy The Happy Reader – I like its compact format and that there aren’t many similar publications. I don’t really spend much time on blogs but I like video platform M2M.tv , they have some really interesting video content and I’m curious to see how it keeps on growing.

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On a typical saturday night, where can we find you ?

Either at a friend’s flat having dinner and drinks or at home watching reality TV.

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What kind of camera do you use ?

I’m currently using a compact 35mm film camera mostly for my personal work and a medium format film camera for my fashion work. I’m interested in starting to use more digital though, so I hope to explore this a little more over the next few months.

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One movie ? One track ? One book ?

Thumbsucker by Mike Mills. Malibu by Hole. Less than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis

A question we forgot to ask ?

My favourite food?

Want to know more about Igor’s work, find him on Instagram or visit his website










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